R9-290X

November 12th, 2014

Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation

There has been a lot of talk about the prevalence of graphics card coil whine and we decided to take a closer look by detailing our tests of 50 cards from NVIDIA and AMD.

March 13th, 2014

PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 4GB Review

PowerColor’s R9 290X PCS+ may get ridiculed for having such a large heatsink but the laughing stops when its incredible temperatures and performance results are tabulated.

February 4th, 2014

GIGABYTE R9 290X WindForce OC Review

GIGABYTE’s R9 290X WindForce OC combines everything we could possibly want in a GPU: a great heatsink, high end performance and absolute silence.

January 28th, 2014

XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Review

XFX’s R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition aims to improve on AMD’s reference design in every way possible by providing excellent cooling and performance.

January 9th, 2014

MSI Shows Off Their R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini

Two cards at different ends of the spectrum, the R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini are meant for different markets but each is impressive in its own right. MSI’s R9 290X Lightning is billed as the ultimate AMD graphics card and that’s no surprise considering its pedigree. Every generation it seems like the Lightning series [...]

January 8th, 2014

PowerColor Launches R9 290X & R9 290 PCS+

PowerColor has finally announced their custom R9 290X PCS+and R9 290 PCS+ cards, both of which feature a triple slot heatsink design. The AMD R9 290X and R9 290 are both in heavy demand right now and board partners have begun launching their own riffs on these popular cards. PowerColor’s latest entry uses their newly [...]

December 17th, 2013

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

Custom R9 290X cards are on their way and one of the first available will be ASUS’ R9 290X DirectCU II OC.  This is the review many of you have been waiting for.

November 24th, 2013

EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC ACX Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is currently the fastest single core graphics card on the market and EVGA’s Superclock takes it to the next level, providing cooler temperatures and much higher performance.

November 7th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Performance Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is quite simply the fastest graphics card available and at $699 it is also one of the most expensive.  But for that price, you get TITAN-demolishing performance for hundreds less.

November 4th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review

The R9 290 is a rare card; it competes well against higher-priced NVIDIA and AMD offerings (including the mighty R9 290X) while selling for just $399.  Does that sound like a near-perfect approach?  You bet!